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to you. >> thank you. 4:35. business owners in ocean city likely will spend the week cleaning up all the damage along the boardwalk. >> brianne carter is there this morning as we survey the damage. >> quite a few changes in ocean city this morning. the rain has stopped, but the wind is still living. we understand delmarva power is reporting some people are in the dark. look behind me and see all the boardwalk lights are out. we do have power here at the hotel, but the power along the boardwalk seems to be out. delmarva power reporting that there are scattered outages of ocean city. there's a lot of damage here as well because of the flooding, but also because of the been andrea -- because of the wind and waves. several fences along the boardwalk are now either bent or broken. several homes and businesses are flooded. we are waiting for crews to be able to get out and start assessing the damage in coastal city. we understand we have several bridges in maryland that are closed. -- assessing the damage in ocean city. we expect to get high tides around 8:19 down at the pierre that is dam
. in working together we are developing area plans that will shape our city and our city's future for years to come, from the transit center district plan, anchored for the new transbay center which will provide space for 27,000 new jobs, 4,000 new housing units, a thousand new hotel rooms and 12 acres of new open space, from that center to the central corridor plan which will expand the south of market area hub, creating spaces for 30,000 new jobs and over 10,000 new housing units, we are diligently working hard on this creative planning for jobs for our future. and we're going to execute these plans consistently with our city's values. we need to make sure that our businesses and our commercial districts are places that welcome everyone to live, to work, to shop, to eat, to have fun. we need to make sure they are pleasant, they are walkable and that we can arrive there and they are active around the clock and that they are green and the newest way of getting around the city is go rent an electric scooter and share in the scooter economy. and then we'll need to roll up our sleeves. we'r
. -- step by step details. ava is in ocean city and she will keep us informed of what is happening on the beach. >> i wish i could show you just how cold we are out here. with the wind chill, it feels like the 40's. we are absolutely drenched in rain. winds gusting to about 60 miles per hour. i want to show you that as the sun is starting to lighten up the sky, the winds are a lot better, especially as the big towards the distance. eight-to-15-foot waves. they are causing a lot of rough surf and frost off the beaches as well. here come the waves right now as this bill through the vegetation -- they still to the vegetation. it is starting to flood inside each area. floodwaters are starting to make their way in there. big concerns in ocean city all over the coast. coastal flooding will be a major concern. mandatory evacuation in place south of 17th street. we will continue to see the water rise on both sides of ocean city. the winds could be gusting up to hurricane force as we go throughout the day, that will cause minor structural damage. as of yet, we've not heard any major reports
have gotten tough but we're going to get through this together. as the city always does. let me summarize for our spanish speakers in our audience. [ speaking in spanish ] [ speaking in spanish ] so the message is one more time, don't call 911 unless it's a real life-threatening emergency and number two, don't go out and don't drive. you're just blocking the emergency vehicles from getting where they want to go. but for most of the people who stayed off the roads and particularly all of those who got out of zone a when we ordered everybody to get out, you made the right decision. and we're grateful for the cooperation. and we'll do everything we can to get all the services we need to everybody and to get this city back going. most of it, i hope, will come back during the day tomorrow. and we're just going to get through this the way we always do. thank you very much. >> that was new york city mayor michael bloomberg with his update on the storms effects on new york city. we continue our live coverage of sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone by the national hurricane ce
need to know if you plan to head into the city. tara. >> reporter: every member of the police force will be out in full force this weekend. they are actually going to be closing northbound lane here along the embarcadero. we are right in front of the official team store for oracle usa for the america's cup. the closure will allow emergency vehicles access into the hub of the activity. what a jam packed weekend it is expected to be. the america's cup will draw 40,000 people. city leaders hope all of the activities will be a hear individualer for what is to come next year. if you look up into the skies of san francisco you will see the beloved blue angels. they have been making practice rounds for the show on saturday and sunday. here's a look at the other helps going on. the giants are taking on the reds in the national league playoffs saturday and sunday. the bluegrass festival will take place in golden gate park. and the 49ers will play the bills sunday. the heritage parade is happening in north beach on sunday also. we have two mega cruise ships docking here in the bay. that will
of america's biggest cities and it's about to come ashore. conditions are getting worse by the hour. at least 23 states are now under warnings or advisories because of the storm's winds. damage could hit $10 billion or even a lot more. some states could see their worst flooding in a century. and in the appalachian mountains, they're expecting blizzard conditions. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hurricane sandy is a monster storm, even though its center is still out to sea. tropical storm and hurricane force winds extend, get this now, for 1,000 miles. right now, damaging winds are blowing from southern new england across long island, new jersey, delaware and virginia. we have the full resources of cnn deployed on the story including crews up and down the atlantic coast as well as in cities that aren't used to this kind of a disaster. here's what the storm looked like this afternoon when the international space station flew over. you can clearly see the eye of the storm. right now, the center is closing in on southern new jersey. let's begin our coverage with our meteorol
a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that bridge would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this does for this region. you know the bay area has become the blue angels of science. we do lots of stunts, and we are very successful at doing those stunts and we do them at high speeds, and between this project and the project for cal train to electifiy it over the next seven years $3 billion is going to be spent regionally on transit here, and we can say thank you to the secretary of transportation and to the regional transit authorities who have create thursday opportunity for the transportation. >> >> that
not at all dandy. reports come in confirmed that hurricane sandy has hit atlantic city. that city was already underwater with the advanced warning of waves coming. leaves are eight to 12 feet. welcome, everybody. for the next three hours, we will be giving you nonstock special coverage on what is at stake on what is already a busy day in midtown, manhattan. it is about as windy and inhospitable as it has ever been in recent memory. further uptown, radio city, which is getting ready for its famed christmas show in a little more tha weeks. hang a left towards columbus circle, and you have an ongoing construction potential catastrophe developing. this is earlier today. outside a building known as 157. this is one of the grandest and most expensive buildings on the planet. i say that because when it is completed by the spring, it will be the tallest residential structure on all of god's earth. also, the priciest when all of god's earth. the penthouse of that building is $100 million. average sales for condos in that unit, and keep in mind, it is virtually all sold out, even before it was finished
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the president has received from the salt lake city tribune or "washington post" or one from colin powell yesterday, it had to do with barack obama the policies of the past four years and what he wants to do in the future but the fact that they have no idea what this other person is. and they have no idea who he's going to bring into the white house with him if he were to end up winning. >> as we talk about endorsements "the new yorker" had an extended endorsement of barack obama. not mitt romney. i want to read an excerpt. i thought they both argued on behalf of the president's record thus far and argued sort of the counter factual option which is, if the key note of obama's administration has been public investment whether in infrastructure, education or health, the keynote of romney's candiedisy has been private equity. a democracy cannot lay off its failing citizens. it cannot be content to leave any of its citizens behind and not the 47% who romney wishes to fire from the policy. very strong words. we've gone back and forth about who mitt romney is and how the campaign portrayed him.
ets hit areas jersey shore. atlantic city is now under water. >> we live team coverage for you this morning. todd is live and marine awe molina in the weather center kelly wright in virginia beach. >> i am being told we are going to start with you, maria. we need to find out where this storm is and where it is heading. >> it made land fall yesterday outside of the atlantic city area. not so much because of the rainfall mostly because of the storm surge. that is also a record that we set across the area. motor manhattan and the hudson river. we heard about significant damage to subway lines through tunnels during some flooding right now even water on runways. we have been talking about how large sandy is 800 miles wide so we are seeing damage as well further off to the south where it made land fall across new jersey. blizzard conditions across western parts of the state of virginia, actually west virginia. snowfall simulations as well a foot of it being recorded. we can see anywhere 2, 3, 4 feet. still ongoing 50 right now across new york city. very large storm system. heather a
's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> you're the most popular guy in the city today, huh? >> yes, sir. >> wall street up and running today for the first time since superstorm sandy blew ashore. >> breezy point was absolutely devastated. it was completely leveled. >> we're just devastated from this. shocked. shocked that it's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to th
and president obama's visit to the new jersey coastline. kayla tausche is live in atlantic city. kayla? >> reporter: hi, tyler. we just saw air force one fly right over us and headed likely toward the atlantic city airport. we have tons of residents in atlantic city who turned out very excited, very rambunctious to seat president. it is the first day of sun after days of wind and rain and of course the wreckage of sandy here is evident as a place that used to be home to more of a residential part of the boardwalk. residents would fish off of it and stroll here. not so much the business part of the boardwalk but the wreckage you're seeing here, nonetheless. here in atlantic city the cleanup is just in its early, early stages. some residents who chose to stay behind getting power. i spoke to one resident today who finally got power, got a pump to his basement and started trying to pump out water that had flooded his basement. he was moved to tears when he started talking about watching the boardwalk float down the street earlier this week. moving a little bit farther north, i mean the im
to pay more attention to helping the city increase it's maintenance, budgeting and work. thank you. >> thank you very much. is there any other member of the public that would like to speak, please come forward. >> hi, good afternoon. supervisors, i just wanted to point out one thing because this is a public forum, the better market street project is holding pop ups up and down market street every friday this month. basically we have retaken over the kiosks and have public information out there on friday between 12 and 2:00 p.m. this coming friday is at market and powell. near the cable car turn around. it's been an incredibly interesting experience because we reach people that don't normally come to city with public forums. you get the folks that live around there, work around there, tourists and really reaching different people in different sections and getting a much better understanding of how market street simple i want to point out that department of public works just repaved the bike lanes. we are doing short term improvements. lastly, i want to make sure everybody is aware o
has a population of over 22 million people. when new york city evacuated just these areas in the five burrows for this storm, the people who were subject to just that order, just the people who live in the red area as marked on this map, just those people and just that population was larger than half the population of more than a handful of u.s. states. just the population in that evacuation area is the population of the whole city of new orleans and as you can see, this is just a fraction of that densely populated area. and a lot remain living under circumstances they have never lived in before. tonight rescue efforts here are ongoing in northern new jersey. several towns along the hackensack river were inundated with water when a tidal surge from the river overflowed its banks. normally the water rises up through the ground, but this time they said it came down the streets and started pouring into their basements first like a trickle and then as one little boy will describe like a waterfall. they said there was no place to run, no place to hide. they literally had 15 to 45 minutes d
night. right outside this building in the biggest city in the country, there's a massive storm that's just made landfall and all day long has been imposing its will on the atlantic coast from the carolinas all the way up to new england. it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers. this is that crane falling today. yeah, it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers, it has flooded the eastern sea board. it has messed up the presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can you tell us about the scene at the site of the landfall? >> reporter: things are a little calmer now than a couple hours ago as sandy came ashore just a few miles south of where we are. the winds have kicked up
. neighbors called in more than 1,700 noise complaints. >>> the city of oakland released a statement that reads in part, quote, we apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience, -- inconvenience. we are sorry for the situation. >>> still, you will have to give up plastic bags and they will offer up compostable bags instead and they are required to charge a dime for each one. the law kicks off for restaurants and bakeries next year. >>> here in the bay area, you are encouraged to try to take transportation or try to carpool and today marks the third spare the air day of the season. >>> sal is checking in to make sure everything is running on time, sal? >>> that is right, so far we are starting the morning off on time with all the bart trains. it is a very nice looking drive, if you are coming up to the toll plaza, no major problems getting into the city. that traffic looks good on highway 17. let's go to steve. >>> maybe around daily city, passive can, i don't think it has much of a chance with it being the fog. we start with 50s for some and 40s for others. yesterday's highs, the ci
in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of an advisory committee which met in l'awuila just six days before the -- l'aquila just six days before the earthquake shtruck. they had said there were no signs of concern the preceding six months. prime minister mariano rajoy's party influence has increased in galicia. >> despite rising unemployment and a deepening recession in spain, the conservatives did manage to retain their majority. >> the conservatives' leader in galica gets to keep his job after sunday possible. his party even expanded its majority in the regional parliament. they feared a backlash after cutting spending. >> in a crisis like we're going through now, it is unusual to receive as much support as we did. >> the opposition socialists trailed in second place, suggesting voters do not trust them to solve spain's economic woes. elections were also held in the basque region. >> participation by all rational, political forces and no violence have made today a great day for democracy. >> the basque pro-independence alliance came in second. observers are waiting to see whet
to be in san francisco because we have leadership here in the city that are encouraging innovation, that recognize the importance of investment and infrastructure, and there is no better manifestation of that than this project and that prt is man manifested in a way that i can see no more strongly in our great mayor who have been been a public works director, a city administrator, and helped build the city's plan he really gets this stuff. he is really engaged in this stuff. i don't think a week has come gone by that he hasn't asked me when this day is coming and it's a pleasure to introduce our mayor ed lee. >> thank you for your wonderful leadership. over 20-25 years ago when we were struggling with the earthquake, when people in chinatown said "gosh we're really going to suffer, and if we're going to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflec
boost the detroit city is expected to get. >> good evening. >> fighting and the storm surge, the biggest concerns right now. >> and hurricane sandy isn't expected to make landfall until tomorrow night. it's already causing dangerous conditions along the east coast. authorities are warning new york city could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. washington, d.c. will be closed for business tomorrow. new york city is in emergency mode. duarte geraldineo has the latest on hurricane sandy. we see authorities raining where you are. >> it's hard to believe the storm is about a day away because the storm is picking up. the surf is getting taller. as i speak, millions of people have been evacuated. yet, there's a still a sizable contingent, a large number of people who say they refuse to go. they are not lifting to emergency officials and they are weathering the storm in their own homes. >>> rough surf is pounding the east coast from virginia to massachusetts as sandy marches north. >> forecasters say some 60 million people are in the path of the monster storm. >> i don't think people are as pr
. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empty. everything just shut down. there is no mass transit, limited flights. people are urged simply to stay home
the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a situation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible storm. many people waking up in the dark this morning. sandy officially made landfall near atlantic city, new jer
. shepard smith and studio b. >>shepard: residents of a new york city neighborhood that burned to the ground during the storm, those pictures are just unbelievable how there. they returned to find that there are no homes. we will speak to a man who witnessed the fire like. the new york stock exchange re-opened today. all the fears of gloom and doom and a huge sell off, it did not happen. it was the longest weather-related shut down in more than a century. a huge news day all comes unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the storm has left nothing but the tremendous damage. today, the president found down in badly hit atlantic city, nothing, for a look at the destruction. the new jersey governor christie greeted president on the tarmac ahead of a helicopter tour of the damage. he has been one of the president's toughest critics but he says he doesn't care about politics right now and they are working to egg to heard the national guard and state recover. officials tackle the recovery effort, there is much despair, a last it, million
, solvents, and successful. he reformed city pensions. his focus is on economic development, job creation, and building san francisco's future. a great job, especially for helping out families. we want to keep families here. i also wanted to mention a little bit of his past. he was born in 1952 in the beacon hill neighborhood of seattle, washington. his parents immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he graduated from college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the key points in his contributions to the community is after he completed law school, he worked as a managing attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus, where he was an advocate for affordable housing and the rights of immigrants and renters. mayor lee -- [applause] >> thank you. welcome to city hall. the people's city hall,
, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of the country is expecting some combination of high wind, rain and snow. >>> take a look at this stastic. 261,000 homes, more than $80 billion in real estate could see storm surge damage if sandy hits shore. >> the big question this morning -- is when and where this megastorm hit land? sam champion has tracking the spot. from batte
overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> never being force to leave, not by water. not by flood, not by sandy, but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and good morning to all our viewers in the west. we're coming to you live right now. and lure yooking at the scene overnight in parts of new york city. the fires rage. entire neighborhoods burned up. over 50 homes destroyed. we've got new information pouring in every minute. this storm has been deadly. taken at least 17 lives so far. >> and there are so many scenes of devastation at this hour. from sandy, as we come on the air on the west coast, the damage is still unf
buildings and cities. there was a project in copenhagen. the mayor came to us with a very precise question which was how can all of this data and technology help us to change and make the city more sustainable. if the go to copenhagen, traffic in the city looks like this. you had a lot of cars in the city center. now they have 30% or 50s arm every day. -- 50% every day. you have this bicycle idea. i do not know if we can put the audio. this will give your energy. despite changing the will you will save the energy. we can monitor what you are doing. the king collect information. -- they can collect information. all of these things you can share with your friends. a convicted on facebook. -- you can put it on facebook. it is a very good way to increase the number of sites in copenhagen. instead collecting air miles, you collect green miles. this was the initial prototype. now we have these in cars. we are getting very close to its. publicly it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. -- hopefully, it will be here next
residential building in new york city, when it is done it will span 90 stories. right now 65, these are $50 million apartment and up 65 stories, the wind blows through, it is now dangling out of control but at least just settled at the moment and we have emergency crews on the scene on 57th and about seventh avenue. david: go back to that shot if you can, look at that as long as possible because you don't see emergency personnel at the top, anywhere near the top of that crane. go back to the shoc shot of thee if you can because that is sort of one of the examples we can point to of the power from the storm. it has not hit with a full force yet as we have seen about the only good thing we have to report about the storm barreling toward new york city is it will not coincide with high tide. high tide is at 9:00 p.m., five hours from now, the storm will come to a couple of hours before that. about three hours before it hits, that'l that will be two hs before high tide. we might have a storm surge as much as seven to eight to 9 feet. it was as high as 12 feet coinciding with the high tide. liz:
and civic order ends in disorder. what's next after another wild night at oakland city hall. and on the eve of obama, romney, round one. which candidates can claim the highest television rattings and which vp candidate gets honorable mention? i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. there has been a huge spike in the gas pump and it happened overnight. kit doe on the reasons why gas stations are pushing a 10 to 30- cent jump. fill her up, kit. >> reporter: dana, in a simple supply, demand economics. a number of refineries shut down for a various number of reasons. one of which is the heat. >> the record heat that has been sweeping was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile refinery shut down yesterday after the facility lost power. gasbuddy.com says the heat caused a transformer at a nearby substation to malfunction. combine that with the refinery in richmond, and you have yet another perfect storm for high gas prices. the wholesale cost shot up $1.06 in one week. by friday, retail prices could spike 30 cents. if it keeps up, station owners will hav
and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and rhode island, clearing the way for fema. let's get right to bill karins and the weather channel forecast. what's it looking like right now. >> sandy is an amazing anomaly. this storm this time of year should not be this strong this far north. at this point in the math it should not be ready to take a hook back into the northern mid atlantic states and southern new england. that's all going to happen today. we'll deal with, in some cases, devastating storm surge and the wind damage is going to be incredible with still leaves on the trees in many areas from philadelphia to the d.c. areas. there's the center of the storm. still thunderstorms around the center. it's feasting right now over the warm waters of the gulf stream. it may even intensify a little bit. amazingly the winds went up this morning to 85 miles per hour, now only a little less than 400 miles away from new york city. it will accelerate and move quickly towards the coast. t
report. the waves pounding hard-hit atlantic city, new jersey tonight. plenty of dramatic pictures. >> first we'll start with meteorologist todd gross to get the latest on the storm. >> specifically the storm is basically coming to its heights but not in terms of the water. i'll explain y.can you see some of the winds right now including right here over islip, long island. 59-mile-per-hour gust. now 78 miles per hour. and that's the strongest that we've seen so far. however, take a look at the storm surge that we're expecting just a couple of hours from now when it's high tide. you know, this is full moon coming up tonight which aggravates this a little bit, enough so that this is likely to happen. four to eight-foot storm surge around the south shore of long island, down to the east shore of new jersey. then we have the water funneling in along the long island sound, and that's going to be a big problem with a storm surge of 6 to 11 feet. what does that mean? that means that the actual water level could come up ten feet above normal to begin with, and on top of that you have addit
and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them. >>> and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, a landmark line a ghost town. >>> and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force on every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news," and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour, and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report, so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee, who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're essentially inside the storm, diane. it is just to our south. we're easily getting into some of the worst
million. when new york city evacuated just these areas in the five bu burros for this storm, the people who were subject to just that order, just the people who live in the red area as marked on this map, just those people was larger than half the population of more than a handful of u.s. states. just the population in that evacuation area is the population of the whole new orleans. this is just a fraction. and a lot of people remain in this densely-populated area living under circumstances they have never lived in before. tonight rescue efforts here are ongoing in northern new jersey. several were inundated with water late last night when a tie tall surge overflowed its banks. >> normally the the water rises up through the ground. but this time they said it came down the streets and started pouring into their basements. first a trickle and then it was like a waterfall. there was no place to run, no place to hide. they had 15 minutes depending on where you lived in this 1.7 square mile town. most of them could not. >> most of them could not. we'll be getting a live report from that area
reporter ines ferre is in new york where the city is beginning to bustle again. >> reporter: new yorkers are trying to regain a sense of normalcy. they are trying to restore power and mass transit. >>> reporter: the storm moved away from the shore but the devastation left behind is obvious. homes devastated or destroyed, boats tossed ashore. >> very difficult day. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing stranded residents in moonachie and little ferry, new jersey. tidal surge up the hackensack river pushed five feet of water into the two towns in just 45 minutes. >> within a matter of minutes where the basements are completely flooded. we're just waiting for this rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you going to stop water? >> reporter: in new york, some subway lines and tunnels are still flooded. officials say it could be days before the t
and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm, by the way, is over central pennsylvania. and we just got this in. a levee in new jersey was breached
no golden parachutes or severance upon termination of employment. outside of citi's broad base separation plans or local law. any equity awards not accelerated upon termination. one benefit we're told of this timing, every's surprised that this came out the day after such a sole lid quarter. and especially when you could have waited until the end of the year. p but one theory behind this is citi will have to go through the stress tests again at the beginning of next year. if you come in january 2013, you're a fresh face on that field and hard to put togetherc. >> a banking source i spoke to said perhaps the board was waiting for its first glimpse of d day white. then giving the kind of cover that it needed to make the move. then giving the kind of cover that it needed to make the move. obviously citi and government have worked out some prices. sue, down to you. >> let's talk more about what's going on at citi and where the bank goes from here lacking forward with me now. first of all, your reaction. i think i heard some of maria's reporting. do you buy the fact that it has been planned fo
are looking at a 2.5-foot wave on the island of maui, and back home, closer to home, crescent city had 1.5 feet at 2:14 this morning and arena cove, 1 espn 3 feet at is 11:37 last night. the advisory continues for extreme northern california. closer to home we are look for calm conditions again. a little fog around half moon bay this morning. temperatures mainly in the tuesday to 60 as you head on out. once again this afternoon we will see numbers in the low 60s to the 80s. and a pleasant evening before the sun sets. we are looking at cooler weather eventually lead to go rain next week. i'll tell you how much and when to expect the change coming up later. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. the giants one win away from taking their second world series in the past three seasons. that could happen tonight in game four. last night it was greg plan who had the hit to but the lead up 2-0. they are the first world series team to pitch consecutive shutouts since the 1966 baltimore orioles did it to the dodgers. layer beil has all the highlights coming up in sports in about 20 minutes. tonight's game i
weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. take a look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles om the center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. and it a states
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